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the treasury secretary tim geithner. people came with a wall street. their biggest concern was protecting the banks, protect them if they saw. but they didn't have people sensitive to the issues. if you shovel hundreds of billions of dollars out for me you have real vulnerabilities to fraud. there says that will try to steal that money. they are not as attuned to complex adventures. we were cognizant of the fact he needed a degree of skepticism with people and institutions they were interacting. so our role and what the role of all ig should be as the voice of the taxpayer, to be the institutional concept of pushing back when money is pushed out with not enough strings attached whenever potential longer abilities to fraud but frankly if you have a career at goldman sachs coming your not really sensitive to when you push this money out. one of the things i saw was this presumption of goodness that these banks and executives would never, ever take advantage of the taxpayer by putting their profit interest over that of the public interest and i think our voices of skepticism to bring that ba
plans to announce jack lew to replace tim geithner. the president is expected to do that tomorrow. and hilda solis announced she will resign, while attorney general eric holder announced he will stay on for a second term. jay carney was asked this question about jack lew. >> working on a signature. >> the treasury secretary's signature, you see, appears on all reserve notes, dollar bills during his tenure. here is jack lew's signature, it really is. and here is what jack lew's signature would look like on a dollar bill. not everybody can have the style of john hancock. it was once said that the president had the handwriting that neared that of an illiterate. and of course, there is this, that signature? it may be more legible than jack lew, tim geithner's signature became the very neat, very legible cursive in the right-hand corner. tim geithner said he was forced to change his signature before it was fit to print. richard wolfe, when i was chief of staff at the senate finance committee, we of course had to confirm treasury secretary. and i had when i was all done -- this thing wa
. >> a little more than four years ago i stood with mr. tim geithner, the first nominee to my cabinet. we were two months into the financial crisis. the stock market had cratered. bank after bank was on the verge of collapse. worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just that month. at the bottom was probably not yet in sight. i could not blame tim when he told me he was not the right guy for the job. [laughter] but on news that tim's extensive -- but i knew that experience with economic policy made him eminently qualified and i knew he could hit the ground running. as chairman of the federal reserve, he had just spent chaotic weeks emerged in the -- immersed in the crisis and had been working with the treasury to save the financial system. then when the wreckage -- with the wreckage of our economy unstable and still smoldering, i asked tim to help us put it back together. thanks in large part to his steady hand, our economy has been growing for the past three years. our businesses have created nearly 6 million new jobs. the money we spend to save the financial syste
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night live character making fun of tim geithner. it was funny. he told me how outrageous this was and how the secretary himself was very upset when he heard about this, but i learned he has no sense of humor. [laughter] but it was bad. so we decided we'd meet off line and have a drink at one of those terrible washington restaurants to try to just clear the air. and we sort of had our chitchat, and i talked about how our daughter was about to be born, and then the conversation sort of turned. and he asked me what i wanted to do next, what my plans were after in this temporary job i had. i explained i wasn't really sure. i said, well, maybe a job on the street, meaning wall street, i said i wasn't really sure. and he said i was doing myself real harm. he explained to me that my tone of my criticisms of wall street as well as the obama administration was going to really harm my ability to get a job after i left this position. and, you know, i explained to herb that i wasn't terribly concerned about a job, i had a focus on this, and he pressed. he said what about something in
considered failures. tim geithner's tenure has been controversial but i think broadly speaking what he did to write the financial system will be considered a tremendous achievement in the annals of economic policy-making. but again, they are in something of a rut, i think, in their economic policy-making at this point, and particularly in their approach to dealing with republicans. a lot of that, i'd say frankly the bulk of that blame falls on the house republicans and john boehner. but it's nevertheless a case that they just put somebody into the treasury department who they intend to have lead a lot of their budget battles who john boehner at this point essentially refuses to work with. during the 2011 negotiations, they said boehner and the republicans said we just don't want to deal with lew anymore. we don't feel we can get him to say yes to us. now, to some degree that might be because lew is reflecting the will of the president, but i just think there's a kind of a siege mentality a little bit at the white house that's showing up in their appointments, which is understandable, but i
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